Nov 28, 2022  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addendum


Accreditation Mass Communication
African American and Diaspora Studies Mathematics
Business Physics & Computer Science
Communication Studies Psychology
Core Curriculum Speech Pathology
English Theology
Languages  

 


Accreditation

Update(s)

Modified the first paragraph on the Accreditation page as follows:

Original paragraph
Xavier University of Louisiana is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Xavier University of Louisiana.

Updated paragraph
Xavier University of Louisiana is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Xavier University of Louisiana may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Updated on 1/20/2022 based upon request submitted by Dr. Marguerite Giguette on 1/14/2022

African American and Diaspora Studies

New Course(s)

AADS 2590 (MSCM 2590). Black Cinema. This course aims to provide students with an overview of the contributions of African Americans and people of African descent to the cinematic arts through critical analysis of cinematic texts both on the small screen, the big screen and digital platforms. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 12/7/2021

Course Update(s)

The course numbers of AADS/CMST 4060 African American Rhetoric and Culture has been changed to AADS/CMST 2070 African American Rhetoric and Culture. The course title and description remain unchanged.
Approved by Academic Council on 12/7/2021

Business

Course Update(s)

Former Description:
MGMT 3190. Operations Management. A study of the problems encountered in operations and production with emphasis on product decisions, process planning, network planning, plant location, facilities acquisition and layout. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 2060 and ECON 2070 (3, Fa)
Updated Description:
MGMT 3190. Supply Chain Analytics I. A study of decisions related to operations and supply chain management.  The topics covered will include value chains; outsourcing; location strategies; goods and service design; supply chain design; process selection, design, and analysis; facility and work design; forecasting; and capacity management as related to operations and supply chain management.  Prerequisite:  BSAD 2060 and BSAD 3055. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

New Course(s)

MGMT 3220. Supply Chain Analytics II. A study of decisions related to operations and supply chain management.  The topics covered will include inventory management; logistics and resource management; scheduling and sequencing; quality; statistical process control; lean operating systems; and project management as related to operations and supply chain management.  Prerequisite:  MGMT 3190. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

MGMT 3200. Supply Chain Logistics Management. Analysis and management of supply chain and logistics management. Topics include customer service, inventory management, information systems, order processing, transportation, warehousing, logistics relationships, performance measurement, and supply chain strategy. Prerequisites: MGMT 2060, ECON 2070, and MGMT 3190. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

MGMT 3240. Business Analytics. This course prepares students to gather, describe, and analyze data, and use advanced statistical tools to make decisions on operations, risk management, finance, marketing, etc. Analysis is done targeting economic and financial decisions in complex systems that involve multiple partners. Topics include probability, statistics, hypothesis testing, regression, clustering, decision trees, and forecasting. Prerequisites: ECON 2070, ECON 2080, and BSAD 3055. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

Program Update(s)

Former B.S. in Business (Concentration in Management) required courses and electives:
   Required Courses: MGMT 3190, MGMT 3160, MGMT 3140, MGMT 3120, MGMT 3170, and MGMT 3180
   Electives (choose 2 courses): MGMT 3780, SMKT 3090, SMKT 3530, FINC 3070, FINC 3160, ECON 3200, and MGMT 3100
Updated B.S. in Business (Concentration in Management) required courses and electives:
   Required Courses:  MGMT 3190, MGMT 3160, MGMT 3240, MGMT 3120, MGMT 3200, and MGMT 3180
   Electives (choose 2 courses):  MGMT 3220, MGMT 3170, MGMT 3780, SMKT 3090, SMKT 3530, FINC 3070, FINC 3160, ECON 3200, and MGMT 3100
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

Communication Studies

Course Update(s)

The course numbers of CMST/AADS 4060 African American Rhetoric and Culture has been changed to CMST/AADS 2070 African American Rhetoric and Culture. The course title and description remain unchanged.
Approved by Academic Council on 12/7/2021

Core Curriculum

Course Additions to the Core Curriculum

HIST 1050. Twentieth Century World History. This course covers the history of the world during the twentieth century. The course will focus on the politics, foreign policy, and economic theories of that era. The areas of the world most prominently discussed will be Europe, Africa, Asia, and the New World. (3, EXPLORATIONS/Human Past)
Update received from Core Curriculum Director, Richard Peters, on 10/11/2021

English

Course Update(s)

Former title and description:
ENGL 2070. SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I. A study of English literature and the history of the English language from the Middle Ages through the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Composition & Rhetoric (3, EXPLORATIONS/Creative Expression & Engagement)
Updated Version:
ENGL 2070. Origins of Literary English. A study of English, Irish, and Scottish literature from the Middle Ages through the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, with a focus on the development of English as a literary language. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Composition & Rhetoric (3, EXPLORATIONS/Creative Expression & Engagement)
Approved by Academic Council on 11/16/2021

Former title and description:
ENGL 2080. Survey of British Literature II. A study of British literature 1800 to the present. In addition, this course continues the introduction to undergraduate literary studies begun in ENGL 2070. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Composition & Rhetoric (core curriculum component) (3, EXPLORATIONS/Creative Expression & Engagement, Sp)
Updated Version:
ENGL 2080. Literature and Revolution. A study of British, Scottish, Irish and Anglophone postcolonial literature from 1800 to the present.  Prerequisite(s): Advanced Composition & Rhetoric (core curriculum component) (3, EXPLORATIONS/Creative Expression & Engagement, Sp)
Approved by Academic Council on 2/8/2022

Former title and description:
CRWT 1050. Introduction to Creative Writing. This introductory seminar introduces students to invention techniques and basic terms of the crafts across genres. Students will produce original work, such as poems and scenes in fiction and script format. (3, EXPLORATIONS/Creative Expression & Engagement, FaSp)
Updated Version:
CRWT 1050. Introduction to Creative Writing. This introductory seminar introduces students to invention techniques and basic terms of the craft across genres. Students will produce original work, such as poems and scenes in fiction and script format. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1010 or any equivalent course that fulfills the Core Curriculum’s College Writing requirement. (3,EXPLORATIONS/Creative Expression & Engagement, FaSp)
Approved by Academic Council on 3/29/2022

Languages

Course Update(s)

FREN 3020 – The Council voted to remove the phrase “Taught in English” from the course description.
Current description:  A survey of selected Francophone oral and written literature and the social, cultural and historic factors that have given rise to their development throughout the Francophone societies of the Diaspora.   Class participants will develop an ability to read critically in a literature that is the product of cultures which may be unfamiliar to them.  Taught in English. (3)
Updated Version:  A survey of selected Francophone oral and written literature and the social, cultural and historic factors that have given rise to their development throughout the Francophone societies of the Diaspora.   Class participants will develop an ability to read critically in a literature that is the product of cultures which may be unfamiliar to them. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 12/7/2021

Mass Communication

Course Update(s)

The course prefix of CMST 1080 Health Communication was changed to MSCM 1080 Health Communication. The course description remains unchanged.
Approved by Academic Council on 11/16/2021

New Course(s)

MSCM 2080. Black Health Literacy. This course will introduce students to health literacy research, practice, and skills in a multicultural context. The course will develop students’ understanding of how health literacy is both a barrier and an asset for health care for people of color, and particularly for Black/African Americans, as well as how it affects a wide range of outcomes. Students will learn the basics of health literacy concepts, models, and research methods, and discuss health literacy research and evaluation in clinical, public health, and community settings. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 11/16/2021

MSCM 3080. Science Communication. This course aims to provide students with an introduction to popular science communication in the broader contexts of (a) the role of communication in science, and (b) the cultural, practical, and policy-related role of science communication in wider society. Through a critical analysis of popular science communication in a variety of real-world settings, students will cultivate their practical communication skills, with particular emphasis on effective speaking, writing, and exhibiting on scientific and science-related topics to a variety of audiences. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 11/16/2021

MSCM 2590 (AADS 2590). Black Cinema. This course aims to provide students with an overview of the contributions of African Americans and people of African descent to the cinematic arts through critical analysis of cinematic texts both on the small screen, the big screen and digital platforms. (3)
Approved by Academic Council on 12/7/2021

Mathematics

Course Update(s)

Current description:
STAT 3810. Regression Analysis. Basic linear algebra, correlation, simple linear regression, the principle of least squares, inferences on regression parameters, confidence and prediction envelopes, residuals. Multiple regression, multicollinearity, polynomial regression, model building for regression, diagnostics and remedial measures, logistic regression. Conceptual foundations are addressed as well as hands-on use for data analysis. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in MATH 1070 (or MATH 1070H), STAT 2010 (or MATH 1020), and STAT 2015/STAT 2015D  or permission of the instructor. (3)


Updated description:
STAT 3810. Regression Analysis. Basic linear algebra, correlation, simple linear regression, the principle of least squares, inferences on regression parameters, confidence and prediction envelopes, residuals. Multiple regression, multicollinearity, polynomial regression, model building for regression, diagnostics and remedial measures, logistic regression. Conceptual foundations are addressed as well as hands-on use for data analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in MATH 1070 (or MATH 1070H) and STAT 2010 / MATH 1020 (or STAT 2015 /2015D) or permission of the Instructor. (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 2/8/2022.

Policy Change(s)

MATH 4521 is deleted from the catalog. It was removed from the curricula of Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. The total hours of each program will be reduced by one hour. NOTE:  STAT 4521 will remain as a course for the Statistics and Biostatistics Accelerated program, which remains unchanged.
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

Physics & Computer Science

Course Update(s)

Current description:
PHYS 1121. Physics I for PHYS and ENGR. Usually offered fall and spring semesters. First of a three-course sequence (PHYS 1121 - PHYS 1141 - PHYS 2530) for majors in physics and engineering treating the fundamental laws and principles of the various fields of physics: mechanics, relativity. Lecture and laboratory courses are integrated in a classroom equipped with computers, interfaced probes and traditional laboratory equipment that enhances the interactive learning, hands-on experiences and conceptual understanding of physics. Three two hour lecture/lab sessions and one one-hour problem session per week. Corequisite(s): MATH 1070.  (4, EXPLORATIONS/Scientific Reasoning)
Updated description:
PHYS 1121. Physics I for PHYS and ENGR. Usually offered fall and spring semesters. First of a three-course sequence (PHYS 1121 - PHYS 1141 - PHYS 2530) for majors in physics and engineering treating the fundamental laws and principles of the various fields of physics: mechanics, relativity. Lecture and laboratory courses are integrated in a classroom equipped with computers, interfaced probes and traditional laboratory equipment that enhances the interactive learning, hands-on experiences and conceptual understanding of physics. Three two hour lecture/lab sessions and one one-hour problem session per week. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1070. (4, EXPLORATIONS/Scientific Reasoning)
NOTE:  MATH 1070 is now a prerequisite instead of a corequisite. No other changes were made.
Approved by Academic Council on 4/28/2022

Current description:
PHYS 4200. Physics Projects. Usually offered fall semester. Detailed study (literature search) of one or more topics in physics. The student will submit a report on his/her study. One two-hour meeting per week. Prerequisite(s): Permission of chairperson or advisor. (1)
Updated description:
PHYS 4200. Physics Capstone I. Usually offered fall semester. Detailed study (literature search) of one or more topics in physics. The student will submit a report on his/her study. One two-hour meeting per week. Prerequisite(s): Permission of chairperson or advisor. (1)
NOTE:  The course name of PHYS 4200 has changed. No other changes were made.
Approved by Academic Council on 4/28/2022

Current description:
PHYS 4210. Physics Projects. Usually offered fall and spring semesters. Detailed study (discussion or experimentation) of one or more topics in physics. The student will make an oral presentation on his/her study. One two-hour meeting per week. Prerequisite(s): Permission of chairperson or advisor. (2)
Updated description:
PHYS 4200. Physics Capstone II. Usually offered fall and spring semesters. Detailed study (discussion or experimentation) of one or more topics in physics. The student will make an oral presentation on his/her study. One two-hour meeting per week. Prerequisite(s): Permission of chairperson or advisor. (2)
NOTE:  The course name of PHYS 4210 has changed. No other changes were made.
Approved by Academic Council on 4/28/2022

Psychology

New Course(s)

PSYC 4077. Psychology of Trauma. An introduction to the psychological impacts and sequelae resulting from various forms of trauma including, but not limited to: childhood abuse; sexual and intimate partner violence; wars; disasters and pandemics; identity-based violence (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.); and housing insecurity. Using a trauma-informed pedagogical approach, a variety of viewpoints, theoretical orientations, and academic disciplines that contribute to our understanding of trauma will be surveyed. An essential focus of this course is the attention paid to historically marginalized communities and the socio-political factors that affect trauma research, intervention development, and recovery efforts.  Prerequisites: PSYC 1010, PSYC 2020, PSYC 2512, and PSYC 3080; or permission of the instructor and department head. (3) 
Note: PSYC was added to category III list of courses for the Psychological Science and Premedical Psychology programs.

Approved by Academic Council on 4/19/2022

Program Update(s)

Neuroscience, B.S.
The list of courses to satisfy the Quantitative Courses program requirement was updated.
Current list of courses:    PSYC 2511, CPSC 1710, CPSC 2230, CPSC 1230, MATH 2550, and STAT 2015
Updated list of courses:  PSYC 2511, PSYC 2020, CPSC 1724 orCPSC 1710, ENGR 1200, BINF 1500, MATH 2030, MATH 2550, STAT 2015/2015D, PHYS 2510/MATH 2510, and PHYS 2010/2010L or PHYS 2020/2020L
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

Course Update(s)

Removed PSYC 2512 as a prerequisite from the following courses:  NSCI 4050, NSCI 4085, PSYC 3040, PSYC 3050, PSCY 3120, and PSYC 3200L.
Removed PSYC 2020 as a prerequisite from the following courses:  NSCI 3050, NSCI 4050, NSCI 4999, and PSYC 4050.
Approved by Academic Council on 4/12/2022

Speech Pathology

Program Update(s)

Modified the first paragraph of the Speech-Language Pathology, M.S. program.

Original paragraph
The Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology at Xavier University of Louisiana is an Applicant for Candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  Pending pre-accreditation

Updated paragraph
Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology
 The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, MS, SLP education program in speech-language pathology at Xavier University of Louisiana is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

Updated on 1/20/2022 based upon request submitted by Dr. Marcus Cox on 1/14/2022

Theology

Course deletion(s)

THEO 3010S. Seminar. Seminar on specialized topics in the related fields of theology. (1)
THEO 3012S. Seminar: Research And Presentation Methods in Theology. A seminar con-ducted in conjunction with various full-time faculty members to gain practical experience in using the tools and methods appropriate to various Theological specializations. (1)
THEO 3020S. Seminar. Seminar to prepare for comprehensive exams. (1)
Approved by Academic Council on 3/15/2022

Course update(s)

Former title and description:
THEO 3030S. Seminar. Utilizes readings and lectures based on the research of individual faculty members. (3)

Updated Version:
THEO 3030S. Special Topics Seminar. A seminar that utilizes readings and lectures based on the research of individual faculty members. Prerequisite: successful completion of at least one Theology course (3).
Approved by Academic Council on 3/15/2022

Departmental Policy and Curriculum Change(s)

Current Requirements for a major in Theology:

  • THEO 1100 - The Christian Faith
  • THEO 1120 - Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • THEO 1170 - Introduction to Theology
  • THEO concentration (9) *
  • THEO electives (12)
  • THEO 4000 - Capstone Seminar
  • THEO 4999 - Senior Comprehensives

*Must be taken in any one of the following three areas: Fundamentals of Theology, Historical Theology, and Biblical Studies.

Updated Requirements for a major in Theology:

  • THEO 1100 - The Christian Faith
  • THEO 1120 - Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • THEO 1170 - Introduction to Theology
  • THEO concentration (9) *
  • Theology electives (6)
  • THEO 3030S Special Topics Seminar (6)
  • THEO 4000: Capstone Seminar
  • THEO 4999: Senior Comprehensives

*Must be taken in any one of the following three areas: Fundamentals of Theology, Historical Theology, and Biblical Studies.
Approved by Academic Council on 3/15/2022

Current Requirements for a minor in Theology:

The Minor in Theology consists of 18 hours of Theology courses. The requirements for the minor are: 

  • THEO 1120
  • THEO 1100 or THEO 1170
  • Any four (4) upper level Theology courses.

Students who wish to take electives in Theology after the Core requirement has been fulfilled may register for courses on any level.

Updated Requirements for a minor in Theology:

  • One course in ​​each of the following three areas: Fundamentals of Theology, Historical Theology, and Biblical Studies (9 hours total) 
  • Theology 3030S: Special Topics Seminar (6)
  • Theology electives (3)

Approved by Academic Council on 3/15/2022

Concentration in Theology
Students choosing a double concentration in Theology and another discipline may complete any 12 hours of Theology coursework. Students must take:

  • Theology 3030S: Special Topics Seminar (3) 
  • Any other three Theology courses (9 hours)

An additional 12 hours is required in the other selected discipline of which specific courses might be required. Students are advised to check with the selected department that houses the discipline for the most up-to-date requirements.

Approved by Academic Council on 3/15/2022